“How can I marry this man?” Ziva asked herself as she walked down a street in Tel Aviv. Her wedding was four weeks away, and her fiancé, Yigal, had just pointed out a woman he had slept with days earlier. She knew then and there that her marriage would not be easy. But the invitations had been sent, the preparations completed, and she was in love, so she went ahead with the ceremony.
Three years later Yigal succumbed to injuries he had incurred during the brutal Six-Day War. It was such a shock to see his horrific burns and to watch him die that Ziva miscarried their unborn child.
Somehow she found the strength to carry on. Now, in War Widow, she writes about her activism on behalf of other childless widows, life as a young military widow in Israel, and the many challenges she faced.
An inspiring story of resilience and self-empowerment, War Widow movingly demonstrates how it is possible to move forward in the face of tragedy and help others in the process.